Economics of Loss by Shamae Budd

hedgehog curled up

In college, I owned a frog—an Indonesian White’s treefrog: plump and squishy, green skin pulled taut over delicate, angular leg bones and the tiny vertebrae of the spine.

Thin by Sabrina Lee

bowl of corn flakes off center, spoon sticking otu

I comment to [my husband] how strange it is to me that our 14-year-old son, who eats almost anything and usually a lot of it, will not eat cereal.

Future Perfect by Tricia Theis

numbers indicating which check-out line it is

The woman who stood in front of me in the checkout line at the grocery store had Down syndrome. She was shorter than me by almost a foot and I couldn’t tell how old she was.